He is much less of an Imperialist than Dante, and even his Papalism is not very Imperial. He is very fond of phrases like “a mob of free men” as the essential material of a city; and he is emphatic upon the fact that law, when it ceases to be justice, ceases even to be […]
We have all heard of the humility of the man of science; of many who were very genuinely humble; and of some who were very proud of their humility. It will be the somewhat too recurrent burden of this brief study that Thomas Aquinas really did have the humility of the man of science; as […]
In the old pagan proverb about kings being philosophers or philosophers kings, there was a certain miscalculation, connected with a mystery that only Christianity could reveal. For while it is possible for a king to wish much to be a saint, it is not possible for a saint to wish very much to be a […]
The Saint is a medicine because he is an antidote. Indeed that is why the saint is often a martyr; he is mistaken for a poison because he is an antidote. He will generally be found restoring the world to sanity by exaggerating whatever the world neglects, which is by no means always the same […]
Old socialists (and communists) hated capitalists and worshipped manual labour … at least theoretically. Socialists of today do not mention the value of labour, only the hatred remains. Starí socialisti (a komunisti) nenávideli kapitalistov a uctievali manuálnu prácu … minimálne teoreticky. Socialisti dnešných dní hodnotu práce nespomínajú, zostala len tá nenávisť.
Without justice – what else is the state but a great band of robbers? — St. Augustine of Hippo